COPD

The AJMC® COPD compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Registries Highlight the Needs of Patients With COPD in Primary Care

July 28th 2022, 5:37pm

Article

US patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) managed in primary care settings have high exacerbations, symptoms, and treatment burdens, according to an analysis of electronic health record data and patient-reported information/outcomes.

Integrated Primary Care Effective for Patients With Severe COPD With No Increase in Costs

July 19th 2022, 10:20pm

Article

An integrated primary care service may improve the health status of patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) without increasing health care costs, according to a recent study.

Impact of Health Literacy on Teaching Correct Inhaler Use in COPD, Asthma

July 16th 2022, 3:00pm

Article

A recent study found that teach-to-goal methods are more effective than brief interventions in metered-dose inhaler education for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, but results may vary depending on levels of health literacy.

Which Factors Affect Voice-Related Quality of Life in COPD?

July 14th 2022, 4:50pm

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Certain characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including dysphagia risk factors and peak expiratory flow measures, play a role in lowering patients’ voice-related quality of life, according to a recent study.

Research Explores Patterns of Triple Therapy Use in Patients With Inadequately Controlled COPD

July 6th 2022, 4:36pm

Article

A cross-sectional, observational study found that triple therapy was initiated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who experienced poor disease control on maintenance therapy.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Effective at Reducing Costs for Patients With COPD

June 30th 2022, 2:00pm

Article

A recent study found that pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) resulted in a net cost savings.

Patients With COPD Prefer Improvement of Daily Symptoms Rather Than Exacerbations

June 27th 2022, 3:33pm

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A discrete choice experiment found that patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) valued improvement in their daily symptoms more than improvement of exacerbations.

Influenza and PPSV23 Vaccines Evaluated for Their Ability to Stem COPD Exacerbations

June 25th 2022, 5:26pm

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A cohort study found that influenza and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPSV23) can reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)- and pneumonia-related hospitalizations.

Review Finds Parental COPD Associated With COPD in Offspring

June 21st 2022, 8:55pm

Article

A recent review found that parents with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had a higher risk of having children with COPD.

Intervention Can Help Decrease Exacerbation Rates, Improve Medication Adherence in COPD

June 15th 2022, 1:25pm

Article

A recent study found that the Service Apothecary Respiratory Advice eHealth intervention could help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with exacerbation rates and medication adherence.